Welcome to Love Chiang Mai Cooking and Touring (Love Chiang Mai Touring Group).
We are Locals experts based in Chiang Mai, Thailand. We specialize in creating individual tours in Northern Thailand. We love serving you on all activities and issues concerning the local people in Northern Thailand, something different, which you may not see in the media. Also, we can customize your trip according to your wishes.
We love showing people from all over the world the history, culture and life style of Northern Thais, including their style of cooking as passed down to them for thousands of years. Because of our experience and native connection with local communities, we can provide the best Northern Thailand tour experience.
TAT LICENSE 24/00706
Panphailin Puntira (Lin or Aoi)
Lins' original home town is Mae Cham, the small district behind Doi Inthanon, the highest mountain in Thailand.
When she was young, her parents would sell desserts and meat in the morning local market in order to send Lin and her 2 brothers to school. She learned her way around the kitchen by helping her mother and learning from her the Lanna and Thai recipes.
Lin helped her mother prepare and sell food until she graduated from Chiang Mai university in 1997 with degrees in Sociology & Anthropology. She worked as a Social Science Researcher for 15 years. During this time she enjoyed the experience of living with the local people and being part of their northern Thailand culture, life style, religion and food.
She had the idea that she would love to share all of her experience with people who would love to learn the real Lanna and Thai culture from a real Thai local so that they could get in touch with the very heart of the original Lanna people and their life style.
Lin started her dream by becoming a Thai cooking instructor in 2011. Then, in 2013 she became a local tour guide (TAT License No. 21-10407). Since then, Lin has worked with many travel agencies in Bangkok and Chiang Mai to learn more about the Tour business.
At the same time, in 2014, Lin started building her own Cooking School business. She lunched her own Tour Agency business in 2018 (TAT License No. 24/00706).
"Our mission is to connect the traveler with the local Thai people so that they can have the real locals experience."
Lin and Love Chiang Mai Team